Fixed -Term Early Career College Lectureship & Fellowship in History

02 May 2018

The College invites applications from suitably qualified applicants for a Fixed Term Early Career College Lectureship in History, associated with a Fellowship of Peterhouse.

The Lectureship is intended to provide a valuable development opportunity for a five year fixed term to an individual at the beginning of their academic career to allow them to build teaching skills, a publication record and other academic activity with a view to obtaining a University appointment in Cambridge or elsewhere. The post is tenable from 1 September 2018 for five years until 31 August 2023 (or 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2023) and is not renewable or extendable.

The successful candidate will be a College Lecturer in History and will be expected to provide a minimum of 120 teaching hours per annum (an average of six hours a week during the teaching weeks of the year), act as Director of Studies as required, engage in research and publication, assist with outreach and admissions, and undertake other College offices or duties appropriate to an early career appointment if asked to do so.

The College typically admits around 8-10 undergraduates a year in history, together with 1-3 undergraduates in the joint Triposes of History and Politics and History and Modern Languages.

The post-holder will need to offer teaching in modern (post-1800) history, and to be able to supervise across a broad range of topics in at least two of the following papers in Part 1 of the Tripos: 5, 6, 10, 11, 21, 22, 23, 24. The post-holder will also need to assist with the teaching of Historical Argument and Practice in both parts of the Tripos. The ability to teach either paper 17 or paper 18 in Part 1 would also be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge and will be elected to a Fellowship of the College for the duration of their tenure, which will bring with it membership of the College’s Governing Body. Fellows are expected to attend Governing Body meetings, sit on College committees and otherwise actively engage with the life of the College.

The stipend will be on a salary band between points 38-42 of the Cambridge University single salary spine (currently £28,936-£32,548). Accommodation in College (single occupancy) is offered free of charge. Entertainment and Research Allowances will also be paid.  

Further Particulars

How to Apply:

A letter of application and accompanying comprehensive curriculum vitae marked ‘For the Attention of the Master’ should be sent to the College Secretary at Peterhouse, Cambridge CB2 1RD college.secretary@pet.cam.ac.uk.

The application should include reasons for interest in and qualifications for the post, details of publications, teaching experience and a research statement. Please also indicate whether a work visa would be required in order to take up the post.

References: Candidates should arrange for two academic referees to send their references in support of the application directly to college.secretary@pet.cam.ac.uk  so that the references are received by the closing date.

Closing Date:  12 noon on Monday, June 4, 2018.

Short-listed candidates will be notified at the start of the following week (June 11) and should be ready to submit copies of written work.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday June 18, 2018.

Please direct any queries to the College Secretary, Ms. Liz Wake, on telephone:  01223 338202 or by email college.secretary@pet.cam.ac.uk

 

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